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Samsung Messages bug could be sending your photos without you knowing it

Samsung Messages bug could be sending your photos without you knowing it

A bug in the latest Samsung Messages update is causing some devices to send photos without their owner knowing it. Some users report that the photos affected are ones they have sent before; others say their entire galleries have been distributed.

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[Update: Note8 $300 off] Deal alert: Get a Verizon Galaxy S9 for $520 ($200 off) or S9+ for $640 ($200 off) from Samsung

[Update: Note8 $300 off] Deal alert: Get a Verizon Galaxy S9 for $520 ($200 off) or S9+ for $640 ($200 off) from Samsung

If you're on Verizon Wireless and are interested in Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, here's a fairly straightforward deal for you: Get a Galaxy S9 for $519.99 or an S9+ for $639.99 if you sign up for a 24-month device payment plan via Samsung.com. No trade-in or down payment is required to get this $200 discount on each of these phones.

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Samsung Good Lock 2018 returns with lots more custom-UI action: Here's what it can do

Samsung Good Lock 2018 returns with lots more custom-UI action: Here's what it can do

Some smartphone users are perfectly content to just use their handsets as they arrived, with the phone's interface configured to all its default settings. Others will take the time to personalize a little by changing the wallpaper, and maybe tweaking something like font size to their liking. And then there are users who will settle for nothing less than a fully customized user experience. For Samsung fans counting themselves among that latter camp, we used to have the Good Lock app, presenting multiple avenues for adjusting the Galaxy S7's interface.

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[Deal Alert] Get a dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note8 for $600 on eBay

[Deal Alert] Get a dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note8 for $600 on eBay

Samsung's big, premium Galaxy Note8 made its debut at a pricey $899.99. Lately, it's been available for less pretty frequently. This, though, is the lowest price we've seen: the dual-SIM variant is available on eBay for just $599.99.

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[Deal Alert] Galaxy Note8 dual-SIM down to just $624.99 ($275 off) on eBay

[Deal Alert] Galaxy Note8 dual-SIM down to just $624.99 ($275 off) on eBay

The dual-SIM Galaxy Note8 made its debut on eBay at $899.99, though it's been steadily dropping since then. Last time we posted, the phone was sitting at $699.99. Fast forward to now, though, and the price has fallen all the way to $624.99 - a full $275 off the original price.

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[Deal Alert] Get $300 off the Note 8 or Galaxy S9/S9+ at Best Buy when you set up an installment plan

[Deal Alert] Get $300 off the Note 8 or Galaxy S9/S9+ at Best Buy when you set up an installment plan

Samsung's latest smartphones are quite nice, but they're also painfully expensive. Even when you split up the payments monthly, a $1,000 phone can put a dent in your bank account. Best Buy has a tempting deal today that'll knock $300 off the total cost of the Note 8, Galaxy S9, or Galaxy S9+ as long as you activate it on an installment plan.

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[Update: Rolling out again] T-Mobile halted the Note 8 Oreo update 3 weeks ago, and it's still not available

[Update: Rolling out again] T-Mobile halted the Note 8 Oreo update 3 weeks ago, and it's still not available

Samsung's Oreo updates have been slow to appear, but what else is new? The company promised it was almost done with Oreo updates a few weeks back, and T-Mobile said its Note 8 update was all set. However, you might have noticed your Tmo Note 8 is still running Nougat. That's because T-Mobile pulled the update three weeks ago shortly after announcing it. Oops.

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Samsung will cram bloatware apps from Verizon's Oath into its phones

Samsung will cram bloatware apps from Verizon's Oath into its phones

You know what my $800 smartphone is missing? Sponsored content and ads that are accessible with a hardware button. No one has ever actually said that and meant it, but that's what Samsung owners could be getting very soon. Verizon's Oath, which includes Yahoo and AOL properties, has announced a deal with Samsung to integrate its content and "native ads" into Bixby Home and pre-load more bloatware apps. As if you didn't already have enough reason to disable Bixby.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to US unlocked Galaxy Note8

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to US unlocked Galaxy Note8

Unlocked Android phones typically receive faster updates, as they are not subject to carrier update testing. Despite this, unlocked Samsung phones in the US are almost always updated after the carrier models, and this time is no exception.

Android 8.0 Oreo is finally rolling out to the unlocked Note8 - after the Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile versions already received the update.

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[Update: More info] T-Mobile Galaxy Note8 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo starting April 1st

[Update: More info] T-Mobile Galaxy Note8 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo starting April 1st

A couple weeks ago, unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note8 users in some countries began receiving the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update. In the US, AT&T was the first major carrier to roll out Oreo to its Note8 users, and Verizon and Sprint did the same a few days later. On Sunday, April 1, it will be T-Mobile's turn. And no, this is not a cruel April Fools' Day joke.

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